Friday, February 14, 2014

Telemystery: BBC Two Orders to Series Original Spy Drama by Tom Rob Smith

Telemystery: Mystery and Suspense on Television

BBC Two has ordered to series a 5-part original drama created by crime novelist Tom Rob Smith. Titled London Spy, it is centered on a young romantic drawn into the dangerous world of espionage.

"It's very exciting to have one of the best production companies in the country, Working Title, produce my first contemporary spy thriller series for BBC Two, unarguably the most prestigious home for drama in the UK," said Smith.

The logline reads, "In the centre of London is a street with the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service on one side and the headquarters of gay clubbing on the other. London Spy is the story of a chance romance between two people from opposite sides of that street. Danny — gregarious, hedonistic, romantic and adrift — falls for the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex. Just as the two of them realise that they're perfect for each other, Alex disappears."

"As a huge fan of Tom's novels, I am thrilled to be working with him on this original series for television which dazzles both in conception and execution," said Juliette Howell, Head of Television at Working Title. "We're delighted also to be making this with the BBC who, from the outset, have shared our passion for the project." Production begins later this year with an expected air date in 2015.

Tom Rob Smith's other project, a film adaptation of his thriller Child 44, is currently in post-production. It is expected in theaters in Fall 2014.


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